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Florida woman arrested

By Staff | Dec 23, 2009

A Florida woman is behind bars after a tip-off and a routine traffic stop in Sistersville turned up drugs on Sunday evening.

Jaime Connell, 25, of 6285 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Titusville, Fla., was arrested on Dec. 20 after the vehicle she occupied was observed speeding in the south end of Sistersville. A tip received by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office had indicated that a vehicle of the same make and model was transporting narcotics and marijuana.

Deputy J.L. Richardson initiated the stop and conducted a thorough search of the vehicle upon the driver’s consent. During the search, one oxycodone was found on the ground near the car. After speaking to Connell, she produced numerous pills from the front of her pants.

According to the report, Connell brought the pills from Florida with the intention to sell them. In all, Richardson confiscated four clonazepam, 16 oxycodone and five hydrocodone.

Connell is charged with unlawfully and feloniously manufacturing, delivering or possessing with the intent to deliver, a controlled substance. She was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail in Greenwood in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.

Upon conviction, Connell could face imprisonment of not less than one year or more than three years or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

Meanwhile, the TCSO continues to fight the uphill battle against drug trafficking in Tyler County – a battle they intend to win.